Sunday, November 29, 2020

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Cuts the Number of Qmiles

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Cuts the Number of Qmiles Required to Book Award Flights by up to 49%

Qatar Airways Privilege Club has cut the number of Qmiles required to book award flights by up to 49 percent in a major development in its transformation to provide more and better rewards to its loyal members.

Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways

Privilege Club's Qmiles requirements will be reduced for award flight for all members travelling with Qatar Airways on connecting flights through the Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport (HIA), as well as those travelling to or from Doha to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceana. Privilege Club members booking flexi award tickets – which require twice the number of Qmiles as award flights – will also benefit from these reductions. Members can use Privilege Club's Qcalculator to find out the number of Qmiles required for award flights for their preferred route and choice of cabin.

Under the new policy, in Business Class, return award flights from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Tokyo (HND) are reduced by 49% from 391,000 to 200,000 Qmiles, from Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX) by 45% percent from 434,000 to 240,000, from Paris (CDG) to Bangkok (BKK) by 40% percent from 251,000 to 150,000 and from Doha (DOH) to London (LHR) by 26% percent from 116,000 to 86,000. In Economy Class, return award flights from Mumbai (BOM) to New York (JFK) are reduced by 39% percent from 131,500 to 80,000 Qmiles. 

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Thierry Antinori, said: "Your Qmiles now take you further when you travel with us on medium, long and ultra-long haul flights. We have increased their power in an important effort to ensure that our valued Qatar Airways Privilege Club members will be amply rewarded for their loyalty. This step is a part of the wider transformation of our loyalty programme that has seen a number of enhancements this year – with more exciting changes to follow in the coming months. 

Our aim is to establish and cement ourselves as the leading airline loyalty programme in the Middle East and among the best in the world." Earlier this year, Qatar Airways Privilege Club revised its Qmiles policy to offer more flexibility – when a member earns or spends Qmiles, their balance is now valid for 36 months. Additionally, Privilege Club recently removed booking fees for award flights. 

Members booking Business Class award flights will continue to receive complimentary lounge access – including to Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge at HIA – and seat allocation. Members of Privilege Club will continue to earn Qmiles when travelling with Qatar Airways, oneworld® airlines, or any of the airline's partners. They can also earn Qmiles by using Qatar Airways credit cards and when shopping with Privilege Club retail and lifestyle partners.

Qmiles can be redeemed for a range of exciting benefits including award flights, upgrades or extra baggage on Qatar Airways, shopping in Qatar Duty Free as well flights and hotel stays with partners. Qatar Airways Privilege Club is the Official Frequent Flyer Programme of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and recently won a Frequent Traveler award for 'Best Rewards Program' in the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania regions for 2020.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named 'World's Best Airline' by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class', and 'Best Business Class Seat', in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted 'Skytrax Airline of the Year' title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.




Marking a major convening moment for the art world, on 2 & 3 December Christie's will host five highly anticipated auctions - Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Sanyu: Goldfish, 20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, Modern and Contemporary Art Morning Session and Afternoon Session. 

These auctions will present an expansive selection of masterpieces by artists from around the world, spanning eras, genres, mediums, and cultures. 

This season's offerings represent the highest ever pre-sale estimates for the Modern and Contemporary Art category, with a total low estimate surpassing HK$ 1.1 billion in value. This season also marks the highest pre-sale estimate for any evening sale series at Christie’s Asia, as well as one of the strongest day sales by value in recent years. 

Leading the evening sales are a series of spectacular masterpieces by Sanyu, Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun, as well as career defining works by Zhang Xiaogang, Andy Warhol, Yoshitomo Nara and Yayoi Kusama. 

Christie's is also delighted to present works by contemporary artists Matthew Wong, Christina Quarles and Amoako Boafo, as well as an exceptional selection of Southeast Asian artworks. A highlight of the day sales is the offering of The Jean-Marc Lefèvre Collection of Vietnamese art on 3 December. 

Lovingly assembled over a span of 24 years, the group of 15 paintings span the timeline of modern Vietnamese painting from 1909-1983. 

This season’s extraordinary line up of masterpieces is a testament to the new synergy between Christie’s global specialist teams, which bring an unparalleled level of international expertise to the Hong Kong sales. The auctions cater to collectors of all tastes and backgrounds, with Hong Kong providing the ideal platform as an important hub for modern and contemporary art from around the world.


PURE預測香港2021年五大健康趨勢 一眾運動與健康專家預視港人未來健康習慣




 靈活度訓練提升柔軟度 在家工作的數月內運動空間有限,白天走動亦相應減少,許多人都出現關節毛病,而靈活度訓練正可解決這個問題。靈活度訓練不只用作運動前伸展,提高靈活性的動態熱身運動可強化脊椎、加強腳部平衡,甚至紓緩繃緊的肩膊。靈活度訓練勢將成為全新的運動潮流,助港人恢復全方位活動範圍,降低日後受傷的風險。 

 PURE區域健身總監Christophe Marchewka表示:「受社交距離措施和在家工作安排影響,今年許多市民都須留在家中,大眾都希望透過運動鍛煉身體。靈活度訓練可有效提升身體柔軟度,鍛煉留家期間可能有所忽視的肌肉。透過特定的靈活度訓練計劃,我們可改善客戶的活動範圍,同時穩定和控制關節附近的肌肉。」 提升睡眠品質 改善身心健康 優質的睡眠可減輕壓力,有助紓緩焦慮情緒。由於精神健康問題於2020年有所增加,來年應有更多市民關注其睡眠週期規律問題。

睡眠不僅有助降低壓力水平,還能促進記憶力和專注力等認知功能,同時更證實可增加肌肉量並改善身體機能。 運動與睡眠是健康生活的必備元素,尤其有助於控制衝動或實現目標。充足的睡眠可帶來多種益處,如受傷後更快恢復、有助控制食慾和飲食,以及提升整體運動表現。

PURE助大眾作出更健康的生活選擇,全力支持他們實現健康目標。 以瑜伽促進精神健康 PURE區域瑜伽總監Paveena Atipatha表示:「許多人練習瑜伽是為了改善身體、心靈、精神和整體的健康狀況,而2021年則將較為重視精神方面的健康。大眾需要一個整全的方案來針對焦慮和抑鬱等精神健康問題。2020年,社會各界均對精神健康問題較為容易接納,並展開相關討論,預期會有更多人從健康和瑜伽方面入手來解決此方面的問題。」 虛擬瑜伽課堂 網上瑜伽課堂已出現多年,但真正開始流行是於疫情爆發之後,這亦與大眾於今年內增加使用網上通訊方式的趨勢互相吻合。

雖然無法取代面授瑜伽的體驗,但網上課堂具有便宜、方便等明顯優勢,屬理想的替代選擇,無疑是來年以至未來都值得注意的趨勢。 個人化營養指導和飲食模式 PURE首席營養師Sam Miller表示:「個人化的營養諮詢服務將成為香港2021年的一大趨勢。若只遵循網上的飲食計劃,人們無法獲得所需的技巧和知識來控制飲食攝取,難以達致想要的效果。


第37屆Leitz Photographica Auction

第37屆Leitz Photographica Auction:徠卡鏡頭競投價格創下世界記錄

Leitz Photographica Auction

在2020年11月21日舉行的拍賣會上,Vario-Elmar-M 28–75mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH.(編號271)原型鏡頭的競投價格高達240,000歐羅(含保費)-它成為拍賣會有史以來最昂貴的徠卡鏡頭!此拍賣鏡頭是現時僅存的三枚Vario-Elmar-M鏡頭之一,它旨在替代Tri-Elmar 28-35-50鏡頭作為通用鏡頭。然而,徠卡因機械及光學設計上的複雜性而放棄了此項目,故此只生產了三枚高質量、達至徠卡工精密工學標準的該型號鏡頭。 

拍賣會上最刺激的競投戰因徠卡MP10323「Meister Edition Berlin」相機(編號225)而展開。此拍賣型號是2017年為紀念徠卡柏林旗艦店十周年而推出的十部相機之一。相機的拍賣開價為7,000歐羅,最終落槌確定78,000歐羅(含保費)為拍賣成交價。 其他徠卡拍賣項目亦取得佳績。

例如:徠卡MP black paint 10799「70th Anniversary Republic of Korea」相機(編號223)的售價為84,000歐羅(含保費),而Elcan 2/66 mm鏡頭(編號266)的售價為90,000歐羅(含保費),徠卡M3 olive Double Stroke Bundeseigentum相機(編號169)的售價則是60,000歐羅(含保費)。 另一項驕人的拍賣成績由1840年生產的「Voigtländer Daguerreotype」相機(編號555)以售價192,000歐羅(含保費)取得——它是拍賣會上成交價第二高的物品。 

拍賣會再一次透過捐贈拍賣品作慈善用途:徠卡M-P Rolf Sachs「Grip」 限量版相機(編號224)以20,400歐羅(含保費)的驚人價錢易手。拍賣所得款項將會捐贈給奧地利著名人道救援組織Licht ins Dunkel。 

「Leitz Photographica Auction」是一間領先全球、專營經典及古董相機的拍賣行,現已於國際舞台上佔有重要席位。在2018年的拍賣會上,1923年出產的徠卡0系列原型機是轟動一時的罕見例子,此相機終落槌確定以2400萬歐羅(含保費)高價出售,至今仍保持着拍賣會史上最高成交價記錄。

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If there was ever a reason to celebrate, an end to 2020 is at the top of the list. As we look towards ringing the final bell on the year that is best left in the past, close out your year with Black Sheep Restaurants, in style. From low-key, neighbourhood festivities, to all-out Bacchanalian celebrations and everything in between. 



Time: 9 pm Price: $988 per person + 10% service charge inclusive of Champagne on arrival and free-flow house wines, beer and ouzo. 

Celebrate as only the Greeks can with an evening of decadence, excess and extravagance, with dancing, singing, feasting, and drinking... All. Night. Long. Say Yamas! and ring in the New Year as you indulge in a feast celebrating the nectar of the Gods, on an odyssey through the ancient region of Macedonia. 

On a night of revelry, dressing up is encouraged, so don your toga and glam it up with gold, and give thanks to the Gods for another trip around the sun, the ancient Greek way. To honour Dionysus, the drinks will keep coming, with champagne on arrival and free-flow red and white wine, beer and ouzo to keep you going all night. 


Time: 9 pm Price: $2,488 + 10% service charge Inclusive of Dinner, free-flow Champagne and Sommelier selection of wines. 

Transport yourself out of the gloom that 2020 has been and step back in time to when opulence and extravagance filled the dining room. Your seat at the teppan is front row to the main event - a Deluxe menu, featuring the show-stopping A5 Kagoshima Wagyu Sirloin, Tokushima Fruit Tomato and signature Teppan Spiny Lobster doused in coral butter. Gold-painted dancers add to the 60s glamour so dress to impress, toast to a brand new year with free-flow champagne and ring in 2021 with all the elegance of the finest Japanese teppanyaki melded with a hint of debauchery, in true Rocky Aoki fashion. 


Time: 8 pm Price: Dinner + After Party: $1288 per person + 10% service charge inclusive of free-flow sparkling, house wines and beer. 

After Party: $388 per person (from 10:30pm) 

Rally your squad and get ready to drop it like it’s hot at SoHo's funky Chinese kitchen. Descend underground and follow the thumping bass as you get ready for a feast whipped up by Chef Jow and his crew featuring signature ho lee fook dishes. From 10:30pm, get ready to hit the dance floor and show off your best moves before cracking open some good fortune for 2021. Don’t worry, the crew has your squad covered with free-flowing drinks all night long.  


TIME: 8 pm Price: $728 per person + 10% service charge inclusive of free-flow house wines and beer. Gather your bruthas and sistas and ring in the New Year with a family feast celebrating crab. This generous menu features your choice of succulent mud crab (one per person) accompanied by unlimited sides to help soak up all that flavour. Live that Colombo dream, Machan, and let Chef Gizzy whip up a feast you are sure to remember while the team keeps the drinks flowing all the way into 2021. 


Time: 9 pm Price: $688 dinner inclusive of free-flow prosecco and select Lebanese wines. Raise your glass to 2020 as you wine and dine your way through the final evening of the year. In celebration of wine, the evening is complete with generous pours from Lebanon’s most iconic wineries alongside a hearty feast from SoHo's maison. Time to say kesak! with those closest to you as you welcome in 2021.  


Time: 9 pm Price: $398 per person + 10% service charge inclusive of antipasti, pizze, dessert, free-flow house wines and beer. 

Arrivederci 2020! Come for the countdown and celebrate new beginnings at the city’s favourite Neapolitan pizzeria. Alongside free-flow pours, to help forget the year that was, the team will be serving up pies and good vibes all night long, ready to welcome in a better New Year for us all.

OSTERIA MARZIA: CENONE DI CAPODANNO Time: from 6 pm Price: $598 curated dinner menu inclusive of a welcome glass of Prosecco per guest. 

 Ring in the New Year with Osteria Marzia. Escape the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and be transported to coastal Italia, taste the crisp sea air as you dine on classics including Calamaro Ripieno, stuffed grilled calamari, and our Spaghetti “Da Marzia” with house-made pasta, pistachio, bottarga and a dash of Sorrento lemon, before feasting on the Catch of the Night, designed to bring the flavours of Italy to life in Hong Kong. The special menu finishes with a classic Italian delight, Panettone and a glass of limoncello as you say ‘Benvenuto’ to 2021. 


Time: 9 pm Price: Dinner + After Party: $788 per person + 10% service charge inclusive of free-flow margarita clasica and cervezas. After Party: $388 per person + 10% service charge (from 11pm) Party like there’s no mañana at Taqueria Super Macho’s biggest fiesta yet. Say adios to 2020 and join the team as you party all the way into 2021, with a New Year’s Eve dinner menu designed to give you a taste of Baja and Jalisco. Join from 9 pm till late and get ready to shake your hips on the dance floor amigos, this night is going to be muy caliente. Need to fix your taco cravings early in the evening? This street-side taqueria is accepting reservations for all party sizes from 6pm to 8pm to dine on a curated New Year’s Eve La Fiesta menu before they hit the town. Book here. Early dinner? 


SWINGING 40s Time: From 8:30 pm Price: $1,588 per person + 10% service charge inclusive of free-flow prosecco and Sommelier selection of wines, beer, house Gin & Tonics and Pimm’s Cups. Upgrade to Champagne and Sommelier selection of wines and house spirits at $300 per person + 10% service charge. Overlook the bright lights of the city as you dine atop The Peak and wave cheerio to 2020. In finest military fashion the Mess Hall will serve guests a curated menu of Anglo-Indian fare as the swingin’ live band sets the mood for the countdown to salute the New Year in style. 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Andrea Bocelli Believe In Christmas

意大利天籟美聲歌王 Andrea Bocelli萬眾矚目的 全球網上直播音樂會 《Believe In Christmas》門票公開發售 從意大利帕爾馬歌劇院直播全球 亞洲時間2020年12月13日(星期日)萬物錯過 門票已於TICKETFLAP公開發售

Andrea Bocelli

譽滿天全球,擁有天籟之聲的男高音Andrea Bocelli的獨家網上直播音樂會《Believe In Christmas》門票今天起於 Ticketflap公開發售。今年復活節,Bocelli於意大利米蘭大教堂的歷史性網上直播表演打破多個串流紀錄,這次他將攜最新專輯《Believe》隆重回歸,香港時間2020年12月13日下午5時正,於傳奇的意大利帕爾馬歌劇院表演直播全球。門票已於TICKETFLAP公開發售:

率先在此預覽精彩預告 這次演出將以多部攝影機全方位拍攝,屆時 Andrea將連同著名創意總監 Franco Dragone (其為太陽劇團Cirque Du Soleil的作品而馳名中外)、多位音樂人及神秘嘉賓,陪同全球樂迷以奇幻的演出迎接節日的來臨。表演會為不同時區的觀眾做出相應安排,而亞洲地區將於12月13日(星期日)香港時間下午5時直播,只此一次,絕不可以錯過。 

Bocelli 的《Believe in Christmas》由英國創新的演出公司 Driift製作及宣傳。Driift 為觀眾帶來頂級的售票網上直播活動,自成立以來,已與著名一線音樂人如Nick Cave、Niall Horan 、Laura Marling、 Dermot Kennedy、Biffy Clyro及James Bay 等多個單位合作。這個音樂會將不設重播,也不會開放現場門票售賣予觀眾,所以如果想看Bocelli的演出,就不要猶豫,立刻購票支持直播音樂會。 

 與此同時,Bocelli也發布了自己的最新專輯《Believe》,收錄一系列淒美並對Bocelli有個人意義的歌曲,歌頌音樂撫慰靈魂的力量。 《Believe》由Steven Mercurio 及 Haydn Bendall聯合製作。Bocelli也分別於專輯中,與兩位著名歌手 ,Alison Krauss 及 Cecilia Bartoli 合唱,兩位的獨特嗓音享譽全球,令樂迷期待。專輯同時收錄了已故偉大意大利作曲家Ennio Morricone未曾發布的歌曲及廣受好評新電影《Fatima》的片尾曲。

想欣賞Bocelli與Alison Krauss一起演繹的《Amazing Grace》,請點擊這裡。 今年復活節期間,Bocelli在意大利米蘭大教堂以一場激動人心的表演打破了多項紀錄,讓全球樂迷動容。該次極具歷史意思的表演《Music for Hope》於直播時,橫跨全球數百萬人共同收看。

作為史上最大的音樂直播表演之一,《Music for Hope》擁有超過300萬觀眾同一時間收看,創下了YouTube史上古典音樂直播的最高紀錄。而演出影片在發布後的24小時內,錄得全球超過2800萬的瀏覽量。 今年12月這位擁有天籟之音的歌王,將以一場鼓舞人心的音樂會回歸,並希望在這個世界最需要愛、治愈和希望的時刻,傳遞撫慰人心的力量。 亞洲直播時間: 香港時間12月13日(星期日)下午5時 購票從速 :

Thrive Global APAC Announces Partnership with Thrive HR Exchange

Thrive Global Asia Pacific (APAC) and Thrive HR Exchange to Offer Workplace Wellness Solutions for Southeast Asia

Thrive Global Asia Pacific (APAC)
Thrive Global Asia Pacific (APAC)

Thrive Global Asia Pacific (APAC) and Thrive HR Exchange (powered by ChapmanV) have announced a partnership to address wellness in workplaces throughout Southeast Asia, thereby enabling businesses to facilitate wellbeing and help drive engagement and performance. Thrive Global, a leading corporate behavior change tech company, was founded by the Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington in 2016 after she faced her own personal struggles with burnout at work. 
To date, the organization has helped over 100 businesses globally to drive wellness and productivity in their workforces through its behaviour change technology. 

In September, Thrive Global partnered with Monash University to launch Thrive Global APAC to share Thrive's vision and values across the Asia Pacific region. Monash Business School was the first business school in the world to embed Thrive Global programs at the core of its prestigious Global Executive MBA program. 

Founded by Matt Chapman of ChapmanCG, a global premier HR Executive Search firm, and Stephanie Nash, a Global HR Leader with more than 25 years' experience, Thrive HR Exchange is a global community platform bringing together HR professionals and people leaders to co-create the future of work. A dynamic, positive force for progress in the industry, Thrive HR Exchange offers compassionate support, meaningful collaboration, dedicated mentorship, and best practice sharing to make the HR leaders of today – and tomorrow – become agents of change within their industries. 

Speaking on the new partnership with Thrive HR Exchange, Thrive Global APAC Managing Director, Professor Alex Christou says, "When we were looking to expand across the region, Thrive HR Exchange not only had the capabilities and network we know are in need of our tools, but also the synergies, shared values and commitment to workplace wellness and change that we embody. 

Wellbeing is not one-size-fits-all for every employee, and together with Matt and Stephanie, we look forward to extending Thrive Global's distinctive and enriching programs throughout Asia Pacific." Thrive Global's platform currently offers six programs developed in partnership with the world's leading scientific institutions, as well as a behavioural change platform that uses AI and machine learning to create an engaging, personalized experience that helps move individuals from awareness to action. 

The Thrive Platform allows for a measurable and flexible approach in addressing organizations unique needs. Through the new partnership, members of Thrive HR Exchange will have access to Thrive Global's library of comprehensive content, designed and curated to help instill new behaviours, protect mental health, and lift performance. 

As organizations globally are taking steps to recover from economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty about the future, greater responsibility, and fewer resources is driving unprecedented levels of stress and burnout among employees. 

"The business world was already in a mental health crisis before COVID-19, and this pandemic has only amplified the issue," said Arianna Huffington. "In ordinary times, being able to manage stress and build resilience is important - and right now, it's essential. Employee wellbeing underpins corporate performance and is a catalyst for growth." 

"In the future, the most successful organizations will be those that take the best care of their employees," said Matt Chapman. "A silver lining to this pandemic has been that it has forced many organizations and leaders to take notice of employee wellbeing from a holistic perspective. 

As businesses rise to meet new demands in today's world, the link between corporate performance and employee wellbeing has never been more critical. 

Thrive HR Exchange and Thrive Global recognize the most important asset a company has is its people, and addressing burnout and wellness within the workplace is necessary to build a healthy, sustainable and higher performing business."

太古坊年度連繫社區計劃「Discover Taikoo Place」呈獻 與Green Common聯乘的期間限定店 - 和「Art Unchained」網上媒體藝術展覽 推廣時尚健康生活態度

Art Unchained

 由11月起,太古坊與Green Common聯乘的期間限定店,引入以植物為本的革新產品,讓一眾上班族輕鬆投入可持續發展生活模式。同時,作爲「Discover Taikoo Place」其中一個重點節目,太古坊亦舉辦「Art Unchained」網上媒體藝術展覽。
由即日起至11月22日,「Art Unchained」網上媒體藝術展覽展出由法國藝術家Patrick Tresset所設計的藝術裝置,期間更設兩場午間網上論壇,探討創新科技及藝術等主題。務求為上班族的每一個工作日都帶來新鮮的靈感及創意。
Discover Taikoo Place x Green Common期間限定店
2020年11月16日 –  2021年1月29日
·     為配合「Discover Taikoo Place」的主題,與Green Common聯乘的期間限定店為一眾上班族提供時尚的健康餐飲和購物體驗,介紹革新的飲食思維。
·     期間限定店供應早餐、午餐及一系列港式輕食包括新豬肉包、糯米飯、港式燕麥奶茶及氮氣冷萃無糖燕麥咖啡等。
·     期間限定店營業時間為星期一至五(公眾假期除外)。早餐供應時間為上午7時30分至11時30分,午餐供應時間為上午11時30分至下午5時30分。
Art Unchained 網上媒體藝術展覽 及 午間論壇
2020年11月11日 – 2020年11月22日

·     由藝術及科技領域的業界翹楚Joanne Ooi、Lisa Botos及Jean-Luc Gustave策展, 一連兩星期的Art Unchained網上媒體藝術展覽展出由法國藝術家Patrick Tresset所設計的藝術裝置,並設2場分別於11月13日和20日舉行的午間論壇,深入探討創新科技如區塊鏈如何重塑消費者的體驗和藝術界的生態。
·     法國藝術家Patrick Tresset現居比利時,其作品曾於世界各大藝術館展出,包括法國龐比度中心、意大利米蘭的普拉達藝術基金會、倫敦的泰特美術館及維多利亞與艾伯特博物館、首爾國立現代美術館及東京的森美術館。
·     藝術裝置Human Study #1, 5RNP由五隻機械手臂組成,在每節二十分鐘的繪畫時間内,可完成一幅肖像素描作品。
·     每隻機械手臂的繪畫風格經由電腦程序設計,以模仿人類的性格及行爲方式,像是緊張及腼腆等;有的會揮筆鏗鏘有力,有的亦會較慢條斯理及心思慎密。
·     展覽在太古坊網頁直播展出。此藝術裝置定格為一場表演藝術,繪畫對象坐下後,作爲「表演者」的機械手臂隨即進行運算、觀察及創作。所有的元素,包括聲音、燈光、繪畫對象及工作人員的行爲擧止,均經過細心的編排,以帶給觀衆不一樣的觀賞體驗。
·     Tresset特別為是次展覽調整機械手臂的設定及運算方式,使它們能識別戴上口罩的繪畫對象;每個參與展覽的繪畫對象更是經過嚴選的專業演出者。
·     Tresset的作品較著重人性化的表現,多於展現科技的層面。透過Art Unchained展覽帶來的獨特體驗,策展者希望進一步啟發觀眾對於藝術及人性之間界限的思考和討論,對這些全新的藝術可能性抱持開放態度。

卡塔爾航空的最新數據: 超過99.988%的旅客於乘搭卡塔爾航空的航班時並無受到新冠肺炎感染

Qatar Airways

香港 – 卡塔爾航空公司(以下簡稱「卡塔爾航空」)近期發佈的數據顯示,新冠肺炎在飛機上的傳染率極低,自2020年2月以來,其已成功營運37,000架次「零感染」航班,安全運載460萬名旅客,累計330億收入客公里(RPK)。



卡塔爾航空集團行政總裁Akbar Al Baker先生表示:「這些最新的數據清晰地表明了航空旅行的安全性,只要採取正確的防控措施,公眾完全不必對乘搭航班存有顧慮,這些防控舉措包括實施機上安全程序、提升機場衛生標準、發佈社交距離規定,並配合地方當局進行包括檢測在內的入境流程等。」


「我們秉承以風險管理為核心的疫情防控理念,除要求來自『高風險』國家及地區的旅客進行核酸檢測外,還在客艙內使用先進的HEPA空氣過濾系統。卡塔爾航空服務公司(Qatar Aviation Services)近期還採用了美國Honeywell的全新紫外線客艙清潔系統,對飛機客艙進行額外的全方位消毒程序,此舉亦表明了卡塔爾航空加強機上防控措施的決心。此外,我們還在5月進行機組人員機上防護培訓,同時針對客艙乘務員推出機上防護裝備,以減少機組成員在執勤期間感染新冠病毒的機率。」





卡塔爾航空在其樞紐機場——多哈哈馬國際機場(HIA)實施嚴格的清潔消毒程序及社交距離措施,該機場是世界上首個通過BSI英國標準協會的國際民航組織(ICAO)新冠病毒航空健康與安全流程獨立驗證的組織。在此之前,國際民航組織理事會航空復甦工作組(ICAO CART)已對哈馬國際機場進行合規審核。此舉亦標誌著卡塔爾成為世界上首個通過英國標準協會的新冠病毒航空健康與安全流程驗證的國家。




foodpanda Hong Kong celebrates World Vegan Month with Plant Power

plant power

Statistics across the world have significantly shown that vegan diets have been more popular nowadays, while COVID-19 furthered the trend as people are more concerned with their health.

A recent poll conducted by Ipsos and commissioned by Hong Kong's Green Monday* unveiled that Hong Kong consumers demonstrated an increase in willingness to adopt plant-based options, a record of 34% of the population (i.e. 2.5 million Hongkongers) identified themselves as flexitarian and vegan eaters, a 10 percentage point increase compared with last year.

Results uncovered that one in four of the city's adolescents are going to reduce their meat consumption due to the pandemic, as they are more concerned with their health, environment, and animal welfare. As World Vegan Month kicks off this November, foodpanda is celebrating the plant-based lifestyle by highlighting the city's top-quality meatless restaurants. These restaurants are providing a range of meatless innovations, including: 

Mother Pearl - An innovative tea shop to offer a healthy alternative for Bubble Tea fanatics while minimizing food wastage

MANA! - Serving some globally-inspired plant-based cuisine to provide options to accommodate the health-conscious and eco-conscious eaters without compromising taste or flavour

KALE - A health food restaurant in Central that serves some of the best salads, wraps and healthy sliders in Hong Kong

Kind Kitchen by Green Common - A vegan restaurant promoting the beauty of plant-based diets. Its menu features international fusion cuisines incorporating plant-based ingredients invented by leading food tech companies like Beyond Meat, Omnipork and JUST

On the other hand, customers can order various meatless snacks, beverages, spices etc. from Slowood, the one-stop eco-friendly and health product shop on foodpanda's online shopping platform foodpanda mall.

foodpanda's own online grocer pandamart is also featuring a great lineup of plant-based meats, soy milks and "greener" snacks this month to support "Plant Power":

OraSi - Soya Drinks and Rice Drinks

Beyond Meat - Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage

OmniFoods - OmniPork Pearl Dumpling, Omnipork (Vegan minced meat)

OREO launches the brand new Red Velvet Sandwich


As the cool breeze sets in for November, OREO launches the brand new Red Velvet Sandwich, a festive take that reimagines the classic taste with scarlet-colored biscuits encapsulating the fragrance and richness of delightful cream cheese delight. 

 Tis The Season to Revel in OREO’s Flavorful Scarlet Wind Whirl OREO sweetens the breezy seasons with the unprecedented Red Velvet flavored biscuit that carries gourmands away at the very first bite. Initially introduced in Korea to rave reviews, the fresh flavor has been voted one of the Top 10 OREO flavors on U.S. ranking site 


With its mesmerizing rouge color and the aromatic cheese filling elevates the tasting experience with a velvety seduction of the taste buds. Foodies everywhere are tempted to sample the new flavor, making it one of the most anticipated comfort foods this season! New Flavor Taking the World by Storm with Meticulously Layered Red Velvet Flavor The all-new Red Velvet Flavor is set to enamour Hong Kong with its scarlet shimmer refreshing the usual black-noir exterior. 

Unlock the luscious taste of cocoa with each bite into the crispy biscuit, as the robust cheese aroma extravagantly infiltrates the olfactory senses to a whole new level. Alluringly, the velvety sweetness and savory cheesy combination lingers in the mouth, culminating in the sublime goodness of this festive season. OREO Red Velvet Sandwich is now available at major sales points. Wait no more to share the festive sweetness!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Paintings Department Presents Exceptional Artworks from Distinguished Collections

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Paintings Department


Beijing | 7 – 8 November | No.82 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Taipei | 7 – 8 November | Grand Space, Marriott Taipei, 3F, No. 199, Lequn 2nd Road, ZhongShan District, Taipei
Shanghai | 12 – 13 November | Ampire Building, No. 97 Yuanmingyuan Road, Shanghai
Hong Kong | 27 – 30 November  | Hall 3C, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Fine Chinese Modern and Contemporary Ink Paintings

Date & Time: 1 December 2020, 10:30 am & 2:00 pm

Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and Calligraphy
Date & Time: 2 December 2020, 10:00 am

Location: Hall 3C, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong


Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Paintings Department

Christie's Hong Kong

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Paintings Department

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Paintings Department

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Paintings Department

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Paintings Department

Alba White Truffle Nikkei Reloaded

Alba White Truffle Nikkei Reloaded, Go Green and Deluxe Tandoori Delights on Pirata Group's November Menus


Seasonal change brings about a wealth of new ingredients to experience and renewed vim and vigor to explore Hong Kong's abundant culinary delights. This November, Pirata Group introduces new hero dishes and limited-time menus to celebrate the bounty of autumn.

White Truffle Extravaganza

Pirata Group's namesake and flagship rooftop restaurant invites guests to White Truffle Extravaganza - a month-long feast celebrating the unforgettable flavour and culture surrounding Alba white truffles.

The fleeting aroma and rarity of white truffles make Alba the world's premier destination for hunting and foraging. And while travel to this UNESCO World Heritage Site might be off the plate for many, diners can still enjoy the earthy perfume of this sumptuous ingredient at Pirata.

White Truffle Extravaganza is best experienced on an exclusive, 4-course dinner tasting menu (HKD650 per person). From appetizers to dessert, everything is joyfully infused with a deep musk that marks an indulgent feast. Dishes include White Truffle Beef Carpaccio, Tegamino Egg, Homemade Tagliatelle with 24-month aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, Butcher's Cut Wagyu beef flank steak, Pan Seared Cod 'Meuniere,' White Truffle Ice Cream, and more.

Every course is paired with wine from a powerhouse neighboring region, including Barolo and Asti (HKD300 supplement). Dishes with white truffles are also on Pirata's Lunch, Brunch and Dunch menus.

Available from now until 30 November Pirata.29/30 F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Nikkei Reloaded: New Hero Dishes

Peruvian Culinary Director Arturo Melendez unleashes a trio of new hero dishes at Hong Kong's first and original Nikkei izakaya. A sexy riff on surf and turf, Tiradito Mar Y Tierra combines raw tuna akami with seared beef tenderloin in passion fruit tiger's milk.

The union of Japanese cuisine's sensual simplicity and Peruvian cuisine's flavourful intensity is quintessential TokyoLima. Inspired by the folklore of the rainforest, Flaming Fish is a seductive dish that evokes the heat and soul of Peru.

It features grilled Japanese yellowtail with a Peruvian Amazon sauce, roasted potato, and stir-fried vegetables. Lady Marmalade is an alluring dessert featuring rum milk cake with homemade fig jam, fig sorbet, and pistachio. TokyoLima.G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong.

Food in HK.

As a precursor to the festive season, Pici introduces Go Green – a limited-time menu featuring vegetarian and vegan dishes that are delicious, nutritious, and great for the planet, too. In addition to a rich but guilt-free Smoked Eggplant Spread (HKD95) with Greek yogurt, smoked paprika and baby gem lettuce, two brand-new pasta dishes also make their debut: Beetroot & Goat Cheese Ravioli (HKD120) with lemon-poppy seed emulsion and red chard leaves; and vegan Quinoa Flour Strozzapreti (HKD120) with creamy and bright kale and cashew nut pesto. All pastas at Pici are handmade fresh daily.

Available at Pici Wan Chai, Pici Central, Pici Tsim Sha Tsui
*Business hours vary across different outlets. For more details, please visit

Truffle Shuffle

Pici's outpost in the New Territories extends its popular Truffle Shuffle menu, exclusively available at New Town Plaza. Fan favourites include a heartwarming Truffle Cauliflower Soup (HKD90), Truffle Mozzarella Fritta (HKD110), Truffle Beef Tartare (HKD120), and Strozzapreti Truffle (HKD195).

The extensive menu also includes Pici classics such as Chittara Prawn, Orecchiette Spicy Nduja, Salmon Ravioli and more - all delightfully sprinkled with black truffle.

Available at Pici Sha Tin
*Business hours vary across different outlets. For more details, please visit


Diwali is the Indian festival of lights. It sparks new beginnings, symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness. To celebrate India's most important holiday of the year, Chaiwala, Pirata Group's colorful, lively and aromatic enclave on Wyndham street, invites guests to a festive, bold and authentic Diwali feast.

A special Diwali Tasting Menu (HKD480 per person; optional 2-hour free flow HKD240) features tangy chaats and salad including Chaiwala's famous Pani Puri with Jal-Jeera. Small plates include delicious proteins such as crisp, boneless Bombay Fried Chicken and Dakshini Prawns.

A trio of curries follow next, with Old Delhi Butter Chicken, Kerala Fish Curry, and Szechuan Chilli Paneer. Chaiwala's Signature Tandoori Platter is a roast feast with pink salmon, chicken tikka, cauliflower and classic paneer.

Finish the feast with South Asian Spice, a reinterpretation of the classic Gulab Jamun with mint syrup, caramelized pistachio, yogurt, and pineapple.

As an extra-special treat, dance in the dining hall on 14 November when a DJ joins on the brunch and dinner festivities.

Available from 9 to 15 November for dinner and weekend brunch

Deluxe Tandoori Delights

Chaiwala's Executive Chef Prabir Banerjee is also proud to introduce new hero dishes that encapsulate the restaurant's contemporary classics.

Amping up the aromatic smoke show with a deluxe touch are Tandoori-grilled Sea Bass Jhol (HKD360) - a whole seabass with Bengali fish sauce; and Tandoori Beef Ribs (HKD550) - Australian beef ribs served with fried baby potatoes, gravy, and mint chutney.

As a nod to Chinese culture, a traditional cheese dish gets a little twist. An intriguing Sichuan Chilli Paneer (HKD220) with homemade Sichuan chili sauce makes its debut.

Chaiwala.Basement, No. 43-55, Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong.


Black Sheep Restaurants

From fanciful feasts to sweet treats, C is bringing all the festive cheer this year. While the holidays are looking a bit different for everyone in 2020, it is the time spent together as friends and family that should be celebrated the most. So whether you are able to gather together over a shared meal or are just looking for something special to treat those you love, let Black Sheep Restaurants bring you all the fixings for a merry holiday season.  

For the first time, Black Sheep Restaurants are offering a Christmas menu with all the fixings for pick-up or delivery. Conveniently portioned for families as small as two, Chef Braden Reardon of Carbone and Buenos Aires Polo Club has created the ultimate feast available from 24-26 December. Orders can be placed by reaching out to and must be placed by 18 December.

Christmas Delivered 

½ Roast Turkey (sliced) with Spiced Cranberry Sauce and Rosemary Gravy


Oven-roasted Christmas Ham with Spiced Glazed

Served with

Mashed Sweet Potato, Spiced Walnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Sage

Green Bean Almondine

Root Vegetable Gratin

Mac & Cheese, Fontina, Provolone

Parker House Rolls, Maple Butter

Plus your choice of 

Baked Apple Crumble with Salted Caramel


Chocolate Chestnut Bûche de Noël


Minimum Two Persons


Clos de los Siete 2017, Uco Valley +228 per bottle 

Malbec Viña Cobos ‘Bramare’ 2016, Uco Valley +$398 per bottle


1-25 DECEMBER | Get your hands on a sweet that even the Sugar Plum Fairy would be jealous of and treat yourself this year with a limited-time-only show-stopper from Butter: Red Velvet Candy Cane Cake ($588). 

To celebrate the season, Chef Karys Logue is turning up the cheer with this festive masterpiece, a rich red velvet cake layered with smooth peppermint cream cheese and finished off with a sprinkling of crushed peppermint candies. 

Cakes are 8-inches and must be preordered 48-hours in advance via GO or through Butter Cake Shop.

Only available for delivery 1 - 25 December.


Our classic Parisian entrecôte steakhouse is bringing back its holiday Bûche de Noël (HK$128) in irresistible fashion and introducing two new flavours. La Vache! SoHo invites guests to indulge with its Chocolate Chestnut Bûche de Noël finished with a smooth chocolate buttercream and decorated with meringue kisses and festive holiday chocolate stars, while La Vache! TST entices guests to experience its sweet and fruit-forward Strawberry Vanilla Bûche de Noël, finished with a strawberry glaze and candied lemons.

Available in-house by the slice from the 23-27 December.


ALL MONTH | This holiday season, give the gift of a traditional Milanese Panettone. Choose from the classic Gran Milanese made with Bonifanti dough, sultana raisins, and candied citrus peels finished with a light dusting of sugar or go for the Glassato al Cioccolato for something a little sweeter. Grab a coffee in-house and treat yourself to a slice ($58) drizzled with warm mascarpone all month long, or order whole ($258) for delivery via GO.

Available throughout December both in-house and via GO (available starting 1 December)


ALL MONTH | ‘Tis finally the season for Burger Circus to welcome back its Holiday-themed Naughty & Nice Milkshakes. Stay sweet and opt for the ‘Nice’ version, made with house-churned strawberry ice cream, topped with heaps of whipped cream, and decorated with some extra-sweet treats including nerds and a candy cane. If you find yourself on the ‘Naughty’ list, go for the vanilla shake blended with gingerbread, sprinkled with cinnamon, and spiked with a shot of dark rum ($78).

We are throwing back to old Christmas traditions with our nostalgic, Santa approved, Milk n' Cookie pie ($288 whole or $78 slice). Here to make all your Christmas wishes come true, it starts with a dark chocolate cookie crust, layered with fluffy milk and cookie mousse, drizzled with condensed milk and topped with bite-sized chocolate chip cookies. If you have been a little naughty this year and need a way to get on Santa's nice list, be sure to leave out a generous slice on Christmas Eve.

Available in-house throughout December or for delivery (pie only) via GO. 

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy Announces New Wellness and Performance Partners

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy (HKGTA) has announced new partnerships with two of Hong Kong's leading personal performance and wellbeing operators at the Academy's sports and wellness complex located on the outskirts of Sai Kung in the New Territories.

The two ventures complement HKGTA's existing tie-ups with sports partners, PGA of America Learning & Performance, Bruguera Tennis Academy and Eliteswim Academy and reaffirm the Academy's status as Hong Kong's first world-class, total wellness destination.

Industry pioneer, THIA Wellness joins HKGTA to head the Academy's total wellbeing offering. Recognised for its bespoke, customer-centric service approach, the operator's remit extends from massage therapy and meditation treatments to gastronomy, education and guest room services.

Located a short walk from the main Sports House, THIA Wellness will provide patrons with a range of spa, massage and facial treatments, as well as yoga, Pilates and meditation sessions.

The service provider will also oversee the Academy's ground-breaking Gastronomy Lab, where it will provide a series of on- and offline cooking and nutritional classes, while the Guest Room service will make in-room massage experiences available in all 89 rooms.

The partnership will be further complimented by a full range of retail products available exclusively to HKGTA patrons such as its Vinoble 'nature in a jar' cosmetics range, sourced from natural grape-based ingredients in Austria.

'THIA Wellness is truly excited to be a partner of HKGTA, providing patrons with unique and customized wellness experiences, services, and products that are the embodiment of our 'sophisticated simplicity' philosophy," said Barry White, Founder and Owner of THIA Wellness.

Hong Kong's leading Performance and Personal Treatment specialist Joint Dynamics has opened its doors at the Academy, providing patrons with access to its full range of medical, rehabilitation and personal training services. Joint Dynamics' multidisciplinary approach combines physiotherapy and personal training with a sports clinic comprising physiotherapists, osteopaths, stretch therapists, and sports scientists. The company's unique and individualized approach to the prevention and treatment of movement dysfunction and injury combines the expertise of trained professionals with some of the most advanced technology available.

With programs designed for athletes, elite performers, and working professionals, Joint Dynamics offers bespoke training through four streams of health and wellness: Movement, Strength & Conditioning, Fitness, and Testing. Each of the streams complements one another and are designed to feed into bespoke tennis, golf, or swim training (High Performance) or are used to improve general health, wellness, weight loss, and mobility (Lifestyle Fitness).

Joint Dynamics is also working with HKGTA in the redesign and implementation of both indoor and outdoor fitness facilities. High-Intensity Training will be mixed with strength, mobility, and a large dose of good fun, with all ages catered for.

Speaking about the new partnerships, Kurt Greve, General Manager, HKGTA, said: "We're pleased to welcome THIA Wellness and Joint Dynamics to Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy. One of the defining features of the Academy is its unique partnerships with leading operators in their respective fields. These service providers will complement existing alliances with PGA of America, Bruguera Tennis Academy and EliteSwim to provide patrons and their families with world-class performance, treatment, and personal training services.

"The recent restrictions on sports and recreational activities have shown just how important physical activity is for our overall wellbeing. As these restrictions are gradually lifted, competitive sport will play an important, restorative role in our communities and I look forward to seeing HKGTA play an integral part in that process."

David Jacquier, Co-Owner of Joint Dynamics, added: "We are thrilled to partner with the team at the HKGTA. The amazing facilities and idyllic environment are supported by great staff. Joint Dynamics looks forward to providing solutions to Academy patrons with our universal approach to health and fitness backed by evidence-based practices and techniques. An added benefit of the collaboration is that HKGTA patrons will also enjoy reciprocal access to our Hong Kong Island venues."

Frequently described as 'Hong Kong's best-kept secret', Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy is an 820,000 sq. ft sports and wellness complex located on the outskirts of Sai Kung in the New Territories. It serves to provide patrons with the opportunity to learn from world-class coaches, using the very best international standard facilities, enabling a new generation of sports enthusiasts to reach their full potential.

For more information on Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy, THIA Wellness and Joint Dynamics, see

Leica Camera AG presents the Leica Q2 Monochrom

Leica Camera AG


Leica Camera AG presents the Leica Q2 Monochrom - the next-generation model of the Leica Q line of cameras. With a newly developed full-frame monochrome sensor, a fast Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. prime lens, fast and precise autofocus and OLED viewfinder technology, the new model not only continues the performance features of the Q2, but also defines new quality standards in black and white photography.

The monochrome design of the camera with a new leather covering, matt black paint, gray and white engravings and MONOCHROM lettering on the top is elegant and unobtrusive. The red Leica logo was intentionally omitted on this camera. 

Like the Leica Q2 the Q2 Monochrom comes with a protective sealing against dust and water spray compiling to the IP52 Standard. The Leica Q2 Monochrom features an exclusively developed 47.3 megapixel full-frame monochrome sensor that captures both highly-detailed still pictures and 4K video at ISO sensitivities up to 100,000 and, together with its Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH lens, ensures exceptional imaging performance.

The fast initial aperture of f/1.7 guarantees optimum picture quality in even the most difficult lighting situations. This all makes the Leica Q2 Monochrom the perfect companion for fans of black and white photography and those who want to become one. 

The practical locking element for the choice of manual or automatic focusing and simple switching to macro mode with a close focus distance of 17 cm is located on the lens and highlights the greatest possible creative freedom in composing exceptional black-and-white images. Thanks to the extension of the integrated digital zoom function up to 75 mm, users now enjoy even more flexibility for composing their pictures. In addition to the uncropped 28 mm focal length of the camera lens, a crop factor can be chosen to simulate exposures made with focal lengths of 35, 50, or 75 millimeters. The selected crop is displayed as a bright-line frame in the viewfinder and on the rear display panel. 

The cropped image from the framing selected is saved in JPEG format with correspondingly reduced resolutions of 47.3, 30, 14.7, or 6.6 megapixels. The uncropped image is always saved simultaneously as a DNG file with the full resolution of 47.3 megapixels. The Leica Q2 Monochrom also features an OLED viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 megapixels.

The high resolution provides complete control over the motif at all times and also leads to considerably improved image depth and higher contrast. In contrast to LCD technology, in which only the whole sectors of the viewing image can be darkened, the brightness of each individual pixel in the viewfinder of the Q2 is adapted. Despite the high resolution, power consumption remains low. 

The viewfinder is activated as soon as the camera is brought up to the eye and shows the motif reliably and without any perceptible delay at all times. The autofocus system of the Leica Q2 Monochrom focuses precisely on the subject in less than 0.15 seconds and makes it one of the fastest cameras in its class. Ongoing improvements to the processor from the Maestro family have enabled a higher sequential shooting rate with an impressive 10 frames per second at the full resolution of 47.3 MP that ensures that the truly wonderful moments in life will never be missed. The range of creative options has been further expanded by the new video mode with 4K resolution.

Brilliant, black-and-white video recordings can be made with 3840 x 2160 pixels and frame rates of 30 or 24 fps or, alternatively, in the familiar full HD format with 120, 60, 30, or 24 frames per second. In combination with the Leica FOTOS App, the camera’s integrated Wi-Fi module makes it possible to quickly and easily share pictures via social media, change numerous camera settings from a smartphone or even or even remotely control the shutter release of the Leica Q2 Monochrom.

Thanks to Bluetooth LE (Low Energy), a permanent connection is established between the camera and smartphone. In its design, the Leica Q2 Monochrom sticks more consequently than almost any other camera to Leica's typical tradition of reduction to the essentials. The ‘Made in Germany’ seal of quality guarantees that only the finest and most resilient materials are employed in its construction. The monochrome design of the new Leica Q2 Monochrom and its classically structured leatherette ensure an optimal interplay of form and functionality. Also new is the camera’s uniquely intuitive handling concept. This is complemented by a unique, intuitive operating concept.

The menu structure has been streamlined and adapted to the special features of a monochrome camera. Naturally, all color settings for image and video recording have been omitted and the menu has only been supplemented with settings for tinting black-and-white images (blue, sepia, selenium). A comprehensive range of optional accessories is also available for the Leica Q2 Monochrom.

These include, for example, Protectors and carrying straps in premium-quality leather in different colors, as well as bags and wrist straps in various designs. The range also includes technical equipment for the Leica Q2 Monochrom such as the Leica SF 40, SF 60 flash units, the SF C1 remote flash control unit, additional thumb rest, and a handgrip with matching leatherette.

Perfectly matched to the camera, three new, specially calculated E49 color filters in yellow, green and orange are available. The Leica Q2 Monochrom will be on sale from today onwards. The recommended retail price is $48,000. Leica Camera Hong Kong welcomes interested fans to contact the staff of the Leica Store Hong Kong Causeway Bay and Leica Store Hong Kong (IFC) to test and experience the charm of the Q2 Monochrom camera. For any media that are interested in media trials, please contact Flare Communications to further arrange.




Christmas and New Year festivities are just not complete without something sparkling to toast with. This holiday season, instead of opting for the standard choice, Champagne, why not try something out of the ordinary by selecting a sensational sparkling wine from House of Arras. 

 A go-to for many due to its synonymous association with heritage and luxury, Champagne is undeniably a very predictable choice. Surprise and delight guests this season by offering something a little different, with just as much refinement, craftsmanship, and complexity.

The distinctive ancient soils and cold climate of the Tasmanian landscape upon which House of Arras grapes are matured creates a distinctive complexity and depth. 

For the past 20 years, these award-winning winemakers have used viticultural practices honed to their local environment, crafting wines of outstanding quality enriched by 30 months to fifteen years in tirage. 

House of Arras has created a collection that retains brilliant freshness and longevity that has exceptional balance and a complex richness, showcasing the pioneering spirit of Australian winemaking at its finest and creating stand-out vintages that express both their age and their origin.


Black Sheep Restaurants

Black Sheep Restaurants

Black Sheep Restaurants

In a year where enjoyable, meaningful experiences have been hard to come by, where birthdays, engagements, weddings, and even the simple respite of dining out has been scaled back, postponed or canceled, every little win deserves a celebration. Over the last eight years, as purveyors of experiences and storytellers, Black Sheep Restaurants has been creating memories through world-class hospitality for everyone that walks through the restaurants' doors, transporting guests with stories told through food and culinary adventure that takes them out of the here and now and immerses them in another time, another place. 

Now, these experiences and moments can be gifted to friends and loved ones, experiences that build memories to last in a time when these moments are fewer and farther between. Share the experience and let Black Sheep Restaurants do what they do best as curators for the moments in life that matter.

For adventurous souls try the Extraordinary Experiences selection, unforgettable moments inspired by the stories behind your favorite restaurants. 

Gift a private oyster shucking class at Osteria Marzia ($1500 for two inclusive of free-flow bubbles); let the budding bartender in your life master the classic cocktails with a private, hands-on lesson at Carbone ($2000 for two inclusive of three hours of snacks and of course, the cocktails); or for the Italophile who has not been able to travel, give them a taste of Tuscany with a masterclass in pasta-making with the chef at Associazione Chianti, inclusive of antipasti, a bottle of wine and your very own handmade pasta ($2000 for two). 

For those who like to be pampered, there are the Dining Experiences, Chef-selected menus of signature dishes (that can be tweaked for dietary restrictions) which offer the quintessential experience of each restaurant. For an unhurried taverna supper under the stars, gift someone a date night at Artemis & Apollo ($1200 for two inclusive of a bottle of wine), or really push the boat out with a MICHELIN-starred dining experience at New Punjab Club ($2500 for two), there is a menu for every taste.

For both of these options, the recipient is not shown the price of the gift, and each gift card comes smartly presented with a description of the experience they will receive. For corporates or die-hard Black Sheep Restaurants fans, there are also stored value cards which can be pre-loaded with anywhere from $500 up to $5000.

These can be used across all Black Sheep Restaurants establishments, from a coffee at Stazione Novella to a lavish supper at Crown Super Deluxe for up to a year from purchase and can be topped up any time (online or in-restaurant).

Art Basel shifts Hong Kong fair from March to May 2021

Art Basel Shifts Hong Kong Fair

Art Basel Shifts Hong Kong Fair

Art Basel today postponed its Hong Kong fair, which was scheduled to take place in March 2021, to May 2021 in response to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic including travel restrictions. The 2021 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from May 21 to May 23, 2021, with preview days on May 19 and May 20, 2021. 

This decision was taken in close consultation with gallerists, collectors, partners, and external experts, with the goal of ensuring that the fair will be attended by the largest possible number of collectors, curators, and arts professionals from Art Basel's global network while protecting the health and safety of everyone concerned. 

Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel said: 'We believe shifting the fair to May is the right decision given the current development of the pandemic and its impact on international travel restrictions. By taking the decision early, our aim is to support our galleries in advance planning for their 2021 programs. We very much look forward to hosting our show in May next year and to welcoming gallerists, collectors, and art lovers back to Hong Kong at that time.'

Qatar Airways Launches its First Exclusive Programme for Students Worldwide

Qatar Airways has launched a global programme exclusive to students worldwide. Student Club is powered by the airline’s loyalty programme, Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and offers a range of benefits curated for students to support them throughout their educational journey.

Members of Student Club will enjoy spectacular savings and bespoke benefits such as special fares on flights, extra baggage allowances, the flexibility to change the dates of their flight, complimentary Super Wi-Fi onboard, and more. They will also be automatically enrolled to Qatar Airways Privilege Club – unlocking even greater rewards – and will receive a tier upgrade as a graduation gift as well as the opportunity to earn 5,000 Qmiles if they refer a friend to Student Club. 

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Our brand new Student Club is designed specifically with students’ needs in mind. Travel is an important part of their life, with many choosing to study abroad for the duration of their university career or for a semester. We also know that the long university vacations are a wonderful opportunity for students to visit family or friends or simply to explore the world. Having listened to the needs of our current student passengers, we are delighted to help them to aim for the skies with our Student Club.”

The airline’s new programme for students is part of its wider transformation of Qatar Airways Privilege Club, which is being redefined to ensure that passengers are rewarded for their continued loyalty and receive the very best offers and benefits.

As members of Privilege Club, students will earn Qmiles when travelling with Qatar Airways, oneworld® airlines, or any of the airline’s partners. Students can also earn Qmiles by using Qatar Airways credit cards and when shopping with Privilege Club retail and lifestyle partners. Qmiles can be redeemed for a range of exciting benefits including award flights, upgrades or extra baggage on Qatar Airways, shopping in Qatar Duty Free as well flights and hotel stays with partners.

Student Club members will receive a digital card, which can be stored in their mobile wallet or Qatar Airways mobile app, indicating their membership tier. All students in full- and part-time education aged between 18 and 30 years are eligible to join the programme. To join Student Club, visit

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.


In addition to offering excellent service for passengers, Qatar Airways is also focused on the sustainability of its operations. The airline’s variety of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft – particularly its fleet of 52 Airbus A350s and 30 Boeing 787s – reduces its carbon dioxide emissions. Due to COVID-19’s impact on travel demand, the airline has grounded its fleet of Airbus A380s as it is not environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market. Qatar Airways has also recently launched a new programme that enables passengers to voluntarily offset the carbon emissions associated with their journey at the point of



Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is pleased to reveal two new takes on the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon. Their new dial design combines the refinement of enamel with the shimmering of aventurine glass for a unique effect of star-lit sky. 
The two new takes on the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon are powered by Selfwinding Manufacture calibre 2950, which combines a flying tourbillon with a central rotor. 

Since it was developed in the 1920s, the flying tourbillon has been a symbol of watchmaking excellence and art. Today, Audemars Piguet is amongst the few watchmakers trained to perfect this mechanism.

Audemars Piguet’s first flying tourbillon wristwatch made its appearance in 2018 in the Royal Oak Concept collection. The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet represents the Manufacture’s second collection to host this prestigious mechanism. 


Sunday, November 08, 2020

ELEMENTS 圓方推出「餐飲購物雙重禮遇」 星期一至日晚市指定食肆消費HK$500即送HK$500現金券  尊享高達100%消費回贈 消費滿額更可享HK$10,000獎賞


港鐵公司旗下商場ELEMENTS圓方,位於港鐵九龍站上蓋,毗鄰西九文化區,是城中時尚文化新地標 ! 場內匯聚國際頂級品牌、環球美饌及頂尖消閒娛樂體驗,更致力為顧客帶來獨特而優質的購物體驗。踏入11月,ELEMENTS 圓方再獻新猷,為顧客帶來雙重餐飲及消費禮遇!由2020年11月6日至19日,顧客於星期一至日晚上6時後於場內指定餐飲商戶消費滿HK$500,即獲HK$500 ELEMENTS圓方餐飲現金券,尊享高達100%消費回贈!此外,憑指定消費更可享高達HK$10,000購物獎賞,盡享餐飲購物雙重禮遇!

獎賞1*^: 星期一至日晚市指定食肆消費HK$500 即獲HK$500 現金券# ELEMENTS圓方一直積極為顧客帶來嶄新體驗,先後引入多間星級食府,如最近開業主打東南亞料理的Monsoon,及露天法式餐館 District 8,均為顧客提供地道美饌。由2020年11月6日至19日,顧客於星期一至日晚上6時後,於ELEMENTS圓方指定餐飲商戶消費滿HK$500^,即獲HK$500 ELEMENTS圓方餐飲現金券,讓顧客的滋味旅程加倍快樂!餐飲現金券更適用於場內逾30間美味餐廳,由經典粵菜、至惹味東南亞美食、日式精緻料理、及新派西式佳餚都一應俱全,立即來ELEMENTS圓方品嚐無窮滋味! 獎賞2*◊ : 消費滿指定金額可享HK$10,000獎賞# 此外,顧客於ELEMENTS圓方探索專屬時尚單品,讓造型更添光彩!由2020年11月6日至19日,顧客於ELEMENTS 圓方消費滿HK$30,000,亦可享總值HK$10,000 ELEMENTS圓方指定現金券、電影禮券及商戶禮券;現金券適用於商場內逾百間商戶,讓顧客加倍享受購物樂趣。

ELEMENTS圓方「餐飲購物雙重禮遇」 推廣日期:2020年11月6日至2020年11月19日 禮品換領處 火區1樓 (TUDOR 店側,開放時間為上午10時至晚上10時) 金區2樓 (FRANCK MULLER 店側,開放時間為正午12時至晚上8時) *此推廣活動只限ELEMENTS Club 會員及「圓方之友」參加。顧客可透過ELEMENTS 手機應用程式登記成為「圓方之友」。

ELEMENTS Club 會員/「圓方之友」必須出示不多於1張晚上6時後於指定餐飲商戶以電子貨幣簽賬之有效消費單據。 ◊ELEMENTS Club 會員/「圓方之友」必須出示不多於2張以電子貨幣簽賬之有效消費單據。於3hreeSixty及萬寧的消費單據並不適用於此推廣活動。 #禮品換領數量有限,先到先得,換完即止。現金券須消費滿指定金額方可使用,並受條款及細則約束,詳情請參閱各現金券。 優惠受其他條款及細則約束。詳情請瀏覽ELEMENTS圓方官方網站。

Lush Christmas Products 2020

Lush Christmas Products 2020

This Christmas, Lush provides an abundance of vegan products in the Winter Collection to keep the festive spirit alive. Let's have a cruelty-free Lush Christmas!


At Lush, we would like to gift you peace of mind that comes from knowing every gift you pick for your loved ones, be it naked products or gift sets packed with recycled materials, won't cause unnecessary harm to the environment.

Christmas range has been launched on our stores and website. To enhance your online shopping experience with Lush, you can enjoy free delivery for orders worth HK$500 or more!
This Christmas, Lush provides an abundance of vegan products in the Winter Collection to keep the festive spirit alive.

Let's have a cruelty-free Lush Christmas! At Lush, we would like to gift you peace of mind that comes from knowing every gift you pick for your loved ones, be it naked products or gift sets packed with recycled materials, won't cause unnecessary harm to the environment.

Christmas range has been launched on our stores and website. To enhance your online shopping experience with Lush, you can enjoy free delivery for orders worth HK$500 or more!


3-in-1. An uplifting citrus bundle keeps giving with bubbles plus two types of bath bomb. Treat yourself or gift to another this Christmas.


Relax as this Christmas bath bomb glides across the bath leaving a lavender-scented rainbow trail. Sleep soundly and dream deeply.


Lay back and soak in the colourful red and blue swirls and softening water of this Christmas bath bomb. Orange oil is an instant refresher.


Enjoy a Christmas bath bath (or two) with jasmine, vegan musk and softening cocoa butter. A plastic-free bubble bar and bath oil together.


Shower times gifted with gold. This Christmas shower gel is vegan, palm oil free, SLS free, full of plastic-free glitter and suitable for all.


A natural exfoliator, this sea salt scrub brightens skin while the vitamin C rich orange scent uplifts your mind in an aromatherapy shower.


The perfect seasonal stocking filler gift. Unleash Snow Fairy on your hair, with up to 80 candy floss scented washes. Marshmallow root powder detangles as well as softening the hair. Perfect for soft, conditioned tresses.


This Christmas soap is packed full of coconut goodness. Sit on the edge of the sink and it will encourage even little paws to keep clean.



Paying homage to hundreds of the finest wines from around the world, Shangri-La’s Assistant Vice President, Regional Wine Program and Master Sommelier, Yohann Jousselin orchestrates an inaugural five-day wine event - "A Festival of Wine by Shangri-La", spanning across three sister properties, Island Shangri-La, Kowloon Shangri-La and Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong from 24 to 28 November 2020.


Guest can learn from wine experts at their 11 unmatched wine events from iconic wine dinners to prestigious luncheons, a wine fair and tasting and an outdoor sparkling sundowner. Introducing over 220 labels of quality wines and champagnes, sourced from old world and new world regions, an epicurean extravaganza awaits where grapes take centre stage. 

A glance of some special highlights of the event: 6th Anniversary Iconic Wine Dinner at Restaurant Petrus In celebration of the 6th anniversary of our exclusive annual rendezvous of world-renowned fine wines at Restaurant Petrus on 24 November 2020, guests can experience an iconic wine dinner with a curated menu designed by Chef Uwe Opocensky and an extensive selection of rare vintage, including Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac Léognan, 1959, Château d’Yquem, Sauternes, 1955, Madeira, Pereira d’Oliviera, Boal, 1908. 

Wine Fair at The Atrium, Island Shangri-La A public wine tasting event will be hosted at The Atrium, the elegantly-designed grand function room of Island Shangri-La Hotel, on 25 November 2020 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. 

Connoisseurs can indulge in over a hundred wines from acclaimed wineries. The hotel welcomes you to sample premium wines. The admission fee is priced at HKD280 per person*. 

Online ticketing is available. Wine Tasting at Tapas Bar, Kowloon Shangri-La On the other side of the Victoria Harbour, Tapas Bar at Kowloon Shangri-La will be staging another exceptional wine tasting event on 26 November 2020 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, serving up to 30 fine wines from world-class wine regions in France, Italy, the USA and Australia. 

Admission is priced at HKD250 per person*, so swing by and grab the tipple of choice. Online ticketing is available. 

5-Hour Sparkling Sundown at rooftop bar Red Sugar, Kerry Hotel Overlooking the priceless sunset against the skyline of Hong Kong as a backdrop, guests can sit back, relax and enjoy glasses of sparkling wine at Red Sugar Terrace, Kerry Hotel. On 28 November 2020 for five hours, Red Sugar be showcasing 20 labels of old world and new world sparkling wines from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm while nibbling on their set of delectable tapas and caviar, nice programme for a delightful weekend. Admission is priced at HKD750 per person*. Online ticketing is available.

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Festive Program 2020 Featuring Steiff Teddy Bear Festive Afternoon Tea & Community Footprint initiative Guardian Angel

Ritz-Carlton Festive Program 2020

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching! The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong are thrilled to ring the holiday bells and usher in 2021 with an array of activities for our prestigious guests. For the full Festive Program, please refer to our Christmas online shop at Festive Dining Events This year’s special dining program shines a spotlight on Steiff Teddy Bear Festive Afternoon Tea, available at The Lounge & Bar and Café 103 from December 1, 2020 to January 3, 2021. 

A collaboration with time-honored German plush toy manufacturer Steiff, this festive afternoon tea is ensconced in an exclusive teddy bear-shaped tea set stand depicting the beloved bear’s signature pose of kicking up one of its legs. German-born Executive Chef Peter Find is spearheading the afternoon tea menu creation by adding a German touch paying homage to Steiff’s history. 

He also incorporates premium chocolate brand Valrhona into the lovable treats. Highlights of the sweet items include traditional German spice cookies Pfeffernuesse, which is made of pure honey, almond meal, ground white pepper, and most importantly, gingerbread powder Lebkuchengewürz, which gives the pastry an authentic German flavor. Another favorite is Black Forrest Verrine, a lovely glass cup housing layers of Kirsch cherry compote, sponge cake, and mousse made with heavenly Valrhona chocolate, chocolate chips, and Kirsch-infused cream. 

Valrhona Christmas Tree, which features chocolate cremeux, chocolate gingerbread ganache and crumbles made with Valrhona Araguani 72% dark chocolate, is every chocolate lover’s dream. Roasted Chestnut and Wild Mushroom Duxelle Cube Sandwiches is inspired by Chef Peter’s signature Mushroom Chestnut Soup. Nutty flavor of house-made caramelized chestnut and earthy notes of mushroom duxelle create a symphony of tempting tastes and aromas. Sandwiched between spinach bread and further topped with chestnut shavings, this savory delicacy is truly not to be missed. 
Steiff Teddy Bear Festive Afternoon Tea is priced at HK$458 for one and HK$788 for two (except from December 24 to 26, 2020; for festive prices, please refer to the Festive Program). From December 24 to 26, 2020, guests will be gifted a Steiff teddy bear keyring upon purchase of Steiff Teddy Bear Festive Afternoon Tea for two (available on a first-come-first-served basis while stocks last). 

For the menu, please refer to Appendix I. Apart from the afternoon tea, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong also offers a wide range of festive-exclusive culinary offerings at the hotel’s various dining venues including Michelin-starred establishments Tosca di Angelo and Tin Lung Heen, rooftop bar Ozone, Café 103 and The Lounge & Bar.

Indulge in the sensational flavors of Sicily by savoring the 8-course Christmas Eve Dinner at Tosca di Angelo, carefully curated by Culinary Director Angelo Aglianó. Party-goers must not miss “OZONE: The Starchaser” New Year’s Eve Countdown Party where free-flow champagne packages and DJ beats are here to welcome in 2021. There is no better way to kick start the New Year than feasting on the sumptuous buffet spreads on New Year’s Day at Café 103? For more festive dining offerings, please refer to the Festive Program. 

For reservations and inquiries, please call +852 2263 2270 or email 

 The Gift of Happiness: Guardian Angel at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong No one has ever become poor by giving. This Christmas, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has partnered up with Little Life Warrior Society and Home of Love for our first-ever Guardian Angel campaign! 

Children cancer patients and survivors as well as underprivileged children have been asked to share their gift wishes, which are displayed on our Christmas tree on Level 9 Lobby. Hotel and restaurant guests are invited to make a donation of any amount to help make these children’s wishes come true. 

 Before Christmas, the children are invited to enjoy the Steiff Teddy Bear Festive Afternoon Tea at our hotel where they will also be receiving their gifts. The Guardian Angel charity campaign will take place from December 1 to 12, 2020. For inquiries, please email

A Season of Gifting Celebration is never complete without gifting your loved ones a heartwarming present. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has got you covered with festive hampers packed with epicurean delights and pampering novelties, available on the hotel’s Christmas online shop at 

From December 1 to 27, 2020, from 12 noon to 8 pm, swing by A Furry Delightful Christmas Stall conveniently located at Level 9 Lobby and find an array of festive goodies including adorable Steiff teddy bears and plushies. 

Festive Beauty Indulgence at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong offers two festive spa treatments, which promise to keep guests looking and feeling their best for this festive season, as well as to rejuvenate afterwards a marathon of parties and celebrations.

Jingle Beer (135 minutes | HK$6,400 for two persons) Discover the joy of detox-to-retox this festive season with Jingle Beer experience with your best friend or loved one at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong. 

Enjoy a relaxing massage with warm grain pack, followed by a nourishing anti-oxidant beer bath and beer tasting experience, complete with a delicious cheese burger or the hotel’s signature vegan burger - The Beyond Burger. Jingle Beer experience is available for two persons per reservation. Each guest will enjoy one glass of craft beer, one burger, a 45-minute a, beer bath and a 90-minute body massage. “Sparty Face” Facial Treatment (90 minutes | HK$2,680) Be the talk of the town this joyful season with a hydrating and uplifting facial at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong, leaving your features fuller, firmer and ready for the parties to come. 

This facial treatment comes with a complimentary limited-edition homecare gift set. For reservation and enquiries, please call +852 2263 2040 or email 

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong looks forward to welcoming our guests during this festive season, and wishes everyone an enchanting Christmas and prosperous New Year.
*All prices are subject to 10% service charge.